Transitioning to HE

Helping your Child settle into University Life


The following links provide some useful tips on how you can support your child with their progression to University:

Young Minds - Ways to Support your Child as they go to University
9 Ways to Deal with Homesickness
BBC Good Food - Student Recipes
Money Saving Expert - Student Budgeting Planner
The Telegraph - Give them the best start at University
BBC - Top Ten Tips for starting at University

Parent's Experiences

Watch the following video sharing parent's experiences of their child going to University:

University of Leicester Parents' Film - 2009

(approx. 3 minutes long)

Support for you

It’s a massive adjustment when your child finally leaves home and there is a lot of advice available to help you cope.

The following link provides information and advice on dealing with 'Empty Nest Syndrome':
Empty Nest Syndrome

Watch the following video to find out how other parents have coped with their children leaving home:

The Secret Pain of Empty Nest Syndrome - Lorraine
(approx. 6 minutes long)